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  • Activities and Competitions

    Organizing activities and competitions can be fun but there are times you need some fresh input. In the activity drop-down menu below, you can find heaps of ideas. What about a Paper Plane Competition?
  • Activities

  • TIP: Think inside the hat!

    Party hats, store-bought or made from pages of an old book or scrap paper are very useful for a display. You can staple the hat to the board as a container for whatever you want to showcase. Or hang them in front of the board filled with little notes, poems, toy animals or whatever takes your fancy
  • TIP: Staple at an angle

    Removing old display items will be much easier when you hold the stapler at an angle when you tack items to the board. The staples will stick out at one side - perfect to get hold of and pull them out when you change displays.
  • TIP: Use a glue gun

    Glue guns are the most fantastic tools for creating displays. You can attach all sorts of materials like hard plastic, metal, fabric and everything else you can think off. Be careful with your fingers (blow - blow) the glue is very hot and you easily get blisters
  • TIP: Create a 3D effect!

    Create a 3D effect by hanging objects in front of the display board, like fish in a Sea Life display or lanterns in a Spring or Garden display.
  • TIP: Don’t overdue it!

    Too much text, images or books on display too close together distract the eye. It all becomes a blur. Each object needs its own space. Think of a shop window that is more than full with appliances, you can’t distinguish one object from the other, while carefully placed objects attract the attention.

History, Myths and Legends

Put pictures of Excalubar, Jason and a couple of legendary Maori chiefs on a display board and you’ve created a colourful display about, history,myths and legends. Not to mention the possibilities that Chinese, African and Australian Aboriginal dreamtime stories have to offer.

Get all your myths and legend book off the shelves and display them in front of some legendary figures. Success assured!!!

What you need:

  • copied and enlarged images of historical figures and myths and legends books
  • coloured paper
  • gold coloured wrapping paper
  • blu-tack/stapler/tape/guillotine/scissors/ruler

What to do:

 I used gold coloured wrapping paper on all three boards but created on each board a different colour border.

I used images from a previous display and copied from our library books. Some of those images I enlarged  and together they make an interesting display. A few of the images were pasted over the borders to create an atmosphere of freedom and a looking over the horizon feeling. 

The staples are hardly visible because I used the lines and shapes of the images deceiving the eye.

The clear lines, bright borders and plenty of room between the images create a sense of space. It makes this display very accessible.  

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